What do you see here? Do you see the bride jumping to grab her prized baby? Or maybe you have spotted the Hulk-ish woman preparing to jump in a second. Either way, I bet you haven't noticed the happy dog in the foreground.
In a major way, this painting is an introspection. It is the result of years of thought about what I am doing here, as an individual, how I am relating to other people, what my purpose might be in the world and other such major questions that have accumulated themselves as a crowd in my mind.
For Memory Empty, I am reinventing my way of painting and producing a collage that means something different and discloses its metaphors gradually.
This work speaks of power, of daring to see beyond the visible and to go beyond the known. It is a strange marriage between the usual (a match of beach volley) and the unusual characters that are playing. It is my way of saying: there's more to the eye then the mind can see.
I have used oil paint and extensive sketching to produce this work and I have chosen a large canvas to span and create the atmosphere that such a scenery needs in order to be properly received.
The work itself is a depiction of modernity: lifestyles and attitudes in a strange and daring combination. Like a kaleidoscope of characters that form the civilization on the beach. I am attempting to create image associations that are visually surprising and recognizable.
The theme of the beach is also of particular interest as it derives from the idea of the sea and the misteries of the sirens and their lives. The main topic being marriage or the absence thereof. What the play of various characters suggests is that there might be unseen and hidden ties between them in ways that we cannot comprehend at first glance.
The color scheme I have chosen reflects the atmosphere of the sea and sun in the beautiful seventies photos.
Memory Empty - Part of the Memory Empty cycle.